Press & Media

2018 Press Articles

February 1, 2018

Rootstock looks forward with Kenandy

January 31, 2018

Rootstock Software Expands Executive Team with Industry Veterans Move Supports Continued Growth of Leading Cloud ERP Provider

January 11, 2018

Rootstock Software Acquires Cloud ERP Software Developer Kenandy Inc.


2017 Press Articles

November 1, 2017

TEC Certifies Kenandy Cloud ERP Product

October 31, 2017

Kenandy Customer Wins Constellation SuperNova Award for Leadership in Disruptive Technology

October 26, 2017

Kenandy CMO is Finalist for Female Executive of the Year Stevie Award

October 13, 2017

The Real Job Killer? Stagnation, Not Automation

October 13, 2017

2017 State Of The Industry Report

October 3, 2017

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kenandy with the 2017 Product Leadership Award as the #1 Cloud ERP for Small & Mid-sized Manufacturing

October 3, 2017

Kenandy Participating in PROFORMATIVE Business Analytics Webinar

September 28, 2017

Kenandy Participating in IMPACT Manufacturing Summit

September 18, 2017

Kenandy Customer Named Finalist in 2017 SuperNova Awards

September 7, 2017

Kenandy CMO Marie Jackson Profiled in Salesforce Women’s Equality Blog

September 6, 2017

Kenandy & SPS to Participate in Webinar

September 4, 2017

5 Pieces of Advice for Female Entrepreneurs from Executives Who Have Been There, Done That

September 1, 2017

TEC Welcomes Kenandy to Its Growing List of Certified ERP Solutions

August 31, 2017

Salesforce certification training can lead to well-rounded employees

July 13, 2017

Kenandy Awarded 2017 CRM Excellence Award

June 22, 2017

Kenandy Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2017

June 12, 2017

Kenandy Gains Momentum in Cloud ERP Market

May 15, 2017

ERP: Cloud Solution vs. On-Premise System

May 10, 2017

State of Manufacturing ERP – Part 2, vendor profile – Kenandy

May 8, 2017

State of Cloud Manufacturing ERP – Part 1, change is upon us

April 24, 2017

The Need for Speed: Reaching the Cloud and Clearing the Challenges

March 8, 2017

Kenandy Drives Operational Excellence With Second Consecutive Service Organization Controls (SOC 2) Certification

February 17, 2017

5 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Trends to Know in 2017

February 7, 2017

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kenandy with the 2017 Product Leadership Award as the #1 Cloud ERP for Small & Mid-sized Manufacturing

February 6, 2017

An Old Company Stitches Together a New Perspective

January 10, 2017

Kenandy Names Donna Armstrong Executive Vice President of Partners and Services


2016 Press Articles

November, 2016

Enterprise SaaS Providers Step Up Security Measures

October 31, 2016

Kenandy ERP on Salesforce Bridges the Gap between CRM and ERP

August 10, 2016

Now You Can Rent, Sell, and Subscribe: Kenandy Expands Opportunities for its Customers’ Growth

August 3, 2016

Announcing Kenandy’s SOC 2 Certification

July 11, 2016

Kenandy Expands Leadership Team with New Executive President of Worldwide Sales

July 5, 2016

Kenandy: A Different Kind of ERP

June 30, 2016

A Women’s History of Silicon Valley

April 19, 2016

Kenandy CTO Rod Butters to Present at the Association for Manufacturing Technology’s [MC]2 Conference in Dallas

March 17, 2016

Kenandy Accelerates Growth With New Funding and Momentum

January 14, 2016

Manufacturing Trends For 2016 & An Outlook For ERP

January 11, 2016

Salesforce: Time to spread wings

January 4, 2016

Kenandy Cloud ERP Sports Native Cloud Quote-to-Cash Software Capabilities


2015 Press Articles

December 22, 2015

5 Tips to Get Your Systems Ready for the Connected Economy

As OEMs start to build connected devices for the Internet of Things, keeping enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other systems up to date is a critical component to success.

December 9, 2015

Kenandy Continues Pace of Innovation with Winter 2016 Release

Kenandy announced its Winter 2016 Release today, capping off a year of rapid innovation and growth.

November 16, 2015

Why cloud ERP software is the best choice for manufacturing SMBs

Although some companies still use on-premises ERP, for many SMB manufacturers, turning to cloud ERP software is the best choice.

October 29, 2015

Will “Cloud” Change the Way We Integrate PLM and ERP?

October 6, 2015

Ask the Experts: How the Sharing Economy Impacts Software Firms

Experts in their fields share their opinions regarding how the on-demand and “sharing economy” affects software companies, as well as their primary external source of business insights.

October 5, 2015

To Choose the Right ERP, First Choose the Right Platform

Stewart Florsheim writes about the importance of choosing the right platform when deciding on a new ERP system. The right platform will — among other benefits — give you the agility you need to grow your business.

September 29, 2015

ERP migrations move classics onto clouds

Ron Seybold attended a Kenandy demo webinar, and then wrote about the benefits of moving a legacy ERP system onto the cloud.

September 28, 2015

Kenandy: Against the Tide of Two-Tier ERP

September 28, 2015

What Does Fishing Have to do with Salesforce?

A Quick Take on News from Dreamforce 2015

September 21, 2015

Salesforce Ecosystem: Growth Beyond The Cloud

There’s the ecosystem of partners and other participants in the broad customer-focused story that Salesforce has been telling for over a decade. And while other vendors have built flourishing ecosystems to be sure, the sheer scale of last week’s Dreamforce conference underscores the fact that nobody has ever built an ecosystem bigger or better than Salesforce has.

September 15, 2015

Kenandy Brings Enterprise-Class ERP to Midsize Companies

Kenandy is showcasing how it has brought enterprise-class ERP to midsize companies at Dreamforce 2015. Kenandy is also involved in several Dreamforce sessions, and in the launch of Salesforce1 Lightning.

September 11, 2015

Kurtzig hands over reins as Kenandy CEO

As veteran Sandy Kurtzig hands over the reins as Kenandy CEO, its manufacturing cloud ERP progress holds a stark warning for old-school ERP vendors

September 10, 2015

Charles Berger Joins Kenandy as Chief Executive Officer

Kenandy announced today that Charles (“Chuck”) Berger has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Sandra Kurtzig replaced herself as CEO and is now Executive Chairman.

September 1, 2015

How Agile techniques can improve enterprise software implementation

Enterprise software implementations like ERP are famous for being late and exceeding budget. This article looks at using Agile concepts to reduce implementation project risks.

August 27, 2015

Real-Time Synchronization of Product Data

This collaboration of Arena Solutions and Kenandy ERP offers real-time synchronization of product data and ERP.

August 27, 2015

The Value of a Two-tier Application Strategy

In this interview, Rahul Asthana speaks with IT Briefcase about why some enterprises pursue a two-tier application strategy and how they transition fully to new

August 27, 2015

Arena’s Cloud PLM Integrates with Kenandy’s Cloud ERP

Kenandy announced that it now integrates with Arena PLM. Arena Solutions is the pioneer of cloud-based product life cycle management applications. With the integration, the product record can be automatically passed from Arena PLM to Kenandy at the point of change approval.

August 11, 2015

Better Together: ERP and Trade Promotions Management

Looking at cloud ERP services to enable real-time visibility into your promotional spend, grow your business and expand to new markets? Your Trade Promotion Management could probably use big changes, too.

July 28, 2015

Queen of Silicon Valley Sandra Kurtzig on making it to the top and staying there

ASK one of Silicon Valley’s top female entrepreneurs about gender discrimination in the technology world and she’ll roll her eyes.

July 14, 2015

Changing Your ERP? Change Up Your Business Processes, Too

Every business I’ve worked with has had to fit its processes into the restrictions of ERP technologies, and has had to bend applications’ rules in order to meet all its needs. But while making exceptions to the out-of-the-box rules may help your organization achieve what it needs, there’s a cost: taking steps offline or going through convoluted work-arounds creates one-off processes that drain efficiency and require additional resources.

July 13, 2015

SaaS Steps Over the Line – and Closer to Customers

Software-as-a-Service allows for vendors and customers to work hand-in-hand and toward common project goals.

July 9, 2015

Want to Maximize Your Return on Investment on Promotions?

Integrate trade promotion management with your supply chain and enterprise resource planning systems.

July 8, 2015

Lessons Serial CEOs Wish They Knew When They Started

June 24, 2015

Sandra Kurtzig: The Original Silicon Valley “Mompreneur”

Lisen Stromberg dives into the meaning of success with Sandy Kurtzig–and it’s clearly not all about money.

June 24, 2015

Cloud Innovation World Cup 2015 finalists officially announced

What´s really new and hot in cloud computing? Here is the answer from the expert jury of the 2nd Cloud Innovation World Cup.

June 23, 2015

Lessons Serial CEOs Wish They Knew When They Started

Interview with Keith Krach, Sandra Kurtzig, Sid Banerjee, and Andres Reiner on the five lessons that, in retrospect, they wish they knew when they started out. It’s not what you think.

June 17, 2015

A female tech giant’s second swan song

Sandy Kurtzig is a Silicon Valley legend, who happens to be a female founder. At 68, she’s quietly moving on from the CEO role at Kenandy.

June 9, 2015

Primus Power credits ease of use for success with Kenandy

Primus Power demonstrates that small businesses can overcome complexity when modern, user focused cloud systems are the solution. In this case, Kenandy.

June 9, 2015

Are Your Trade Promotions Pulling in Sales or Dragging Down Profits?

Vijay Hotanahalli, Product Manager at Kenandy, writes about the importance of having a SaaS-based trade promotion management system that can be integrated with your ERP.

May 29, 2015

Five Disruptive Technologies that Will Create Jobs

A fading middle class is cause for endless hand wringing among politicians and commentators, but emerging technologies look likely to spawn new businesses on top of the existing economy. Among big company supply chain executives the use of robotics and big data are obvious, but some other new technologies aren’t.

May 28, 2015

6 Ways Cloud ERP Supports Innovation and Growth

May 27, 2015

2015 Visionaries

CGT is proud to present the 2015 class of Visionaries. These are seven of the brightest minds in the industry, leading their companies down the path to success. Whether nominated by peers, partner companies — and even competitors — the executives featured here all exemplify the term “visionary” and will inspire you to action as you read about their accomplishments.

May 12, 2015

Kenandy ERP on the Platform

May 6, 2015

Primus Power Turns to Kenandy Cloud ERP to Support their Rapid Growth

Kenandy announced today that Primus Power went live on Kenandy Cloud ERP to support their expanding business. Primus Power is a pioneer in delivering distributed, cost-effective energy storage for improving electric stability and security.

April 15, 2015

Kenandy Selects Borderfree Global Trade Solutions for Seamless Duty and Tax Calculations

Borderfree, a market leader in global ecommerce solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Kenandy to integrate Borderfree global trade solutions into Kenandy Cloud ERP.

April 15, 2015

How to pass a business gene across generations: Entrepreneur Kurtzig, 10, follows in grandmother’s high-tech footsteps

April 8, 2015

Cloud ERP: Your Competitors Aren’t Waiting

Kenandy discusses how cloud ERP solutions address the challenges current systems face in today’s new business environment and why your organization can’t risk being left behind.

April 1, 2015

Want To Manufacture Intelligent Products? Moving Your ERP To The Cloud Helps

When three companies merged in 2010 to create the Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG), we had a vision of becoming the leader in intelligent power solutions by providing innovative technology, service, and excellence to our customers. We set out on a mission to combine our expertise in power supplies, motion controls, and drive systems to create a platform for new product development that would bring value to our customers and stakeholders.

March 30, 2015

Creative Revamp, ERP Style: Q&A With Charlie Merrow

Chances are, something in your closet might feature the stiches of a Merrow sewing machine. Established in 1838, Merrow is the oldest sewing machine manufacturer still operating domestically. Although the company thrived during waves of off-shoring and economic downturns, they eventually found themselves in a tough spot.

March 19, 2015

Cloud ERP: 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Wait

In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, the ability to quickly adapt and change is critical. In the past ten years, 70% of the Fortune 1000 companies have vanished. These companies were not agile enough to adapt to change—be it new business opportunities or new, more efficient business.

March 19, 2015

Consumer Goods Technology – 2015 Review & Outlook

February 25, 2015

Buckle Up! The Way to Get Things Done at Work is Changing at a Rapid Pace

Smart Business – Sandy Kurtzig says the modern workplace is changing–thanks to technology, and how it’s informing the way we get things done.

February 11, 2015

ERP that goes places that are invisible

3000 Newswire talks about the move to cloud ERP, referencing a recent Kenandy blog, Cloud ERP: Inertia is Not an Option.

January 22, 2015

Manufacturing Software in the Cloud Supports Innovation

This deployment of a cloud-based ERP and manufacturing software application has yielded benefits only two months into its use.

January 20, 2015

Scott Fetzer Electrical Group Supports Innovation with Kenandy Cloud ERP

Kenandy announced today that the Scott Fetzer Electrical Group went live on Kenandy Cloud ERP to support their changing business needs.

January 16, 2015

3 Ways To Make Your Business Agile

Every business aims to be “agile,” and agility is especially important for product companies that operate in an increasingly competitive global market. Agility — flexibility, scalability, and readiness to seize opportunities and avoid pitfalls — can mean the difference between success and failure.

January 6, 2015

2015 Global Innovation Summit to Address Market Disruption for Driving Competitive Advantage

Sandy Kurtzig will be one of the speakers at the 2015 Global Innovation Summit in Palo Alto on January 13. She will be interviewed by HMG President and CEO Hunter Muller about current trends in cloud computing.

January 1, 2015

Sandra Kurtzig: Hire the Person, Not Just the Experience

Hiring the right people is one of the most important things that Sandy does. In this article, she discusses how she hires people–and having the right experience is only a small part of it.


2014 Press Articles

October 13, 2014

Kenandy Joins New Salesforce Analytics Cloud Ecosystem

Kenandy today announced it has joined the Salesforce Analytics Cloud ecosystem to give their users real-time insights into their key channel, supply chain and financial metrics.

October 9, 2014

Kenandy to Showcase New Innovations at Dreamforce

Kenandy announced today that they will be showcasing new innovations at Dreamforce, which takes place October 13-16 in San Francisco.

August 26, 2014

Stephen Cumming Joins Kenandy, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer

Kenandy announced today that Stephen Cumming has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Cumming brings more than 20 years of global finance and operations experience to the role, and has a proven track record building successful finance organizations in rapidly-growing technology companies.

July 8, 2014

Apttus, Kenandy and ServiceMax Announce Inaugural CIO Innovators Summit Agenda

Kenandy, Apptus and ServiceMax today announced the inaugural CIO Innovators Summit agenda. The speakers will include Sandy Kurtzig and Esat Sezer, Senior VP and CIO, Coca-Cola Enterprises.

May 13, 2014

Kenandy to Announce New Innovations at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kenandy announced today that they will be showcasing some of their new innovations at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference taking place in Phoenix, AZ May 20-22, 2014.

April 22, 2014

Apttus, Kenandy and ServiceMax Announce Force United Consortium

Kenandy, Apttus and ServiceMax today announced the formation of Force United, a group of leading software companies across multiple industries built 100 percent native on the Salesforce1 Platform.

February 26, 2014

John Wookey Joins the Kenandy Board of Directors

Kenandy announced today that John Wookey, EVP of Social Applications at, joined the Kenandy Board of Directors. Wookey is a veteran of the software industry, with 30 years of experience in product development, business strategy and organizational management.

January 1, 2014

John Wookey Joins the Kenandy Board of Directors


2013 Press Articles

November 19, 2013

Kenandy Launches Mobile Order Management on Salesforce1 AppExchange

Kenandy today announced it has launched Mobile Order Management on the Saleforce1 AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.

November 13, 2013

Kenandy Expands Across the US

Kenandy, Inc., the leader in cloud ERP for the enterprise, today announced it is opening offices in Atlanta and Dallas to bring sales and support closer to its customers in those areas.

November 4, 2013

Del Monte Foods Selects Kenandy ERP

Kenandy announced today that Natural Balance Pet Foods, a recently acquired, wholly-owned subsidiary of Del Monte Foods, went live on Kenandy ERP on the acquisition closing date.

October 22, 2013

Kenandy Announces Assistance Program for SAP’s Business ByDesign Customers

Following the announcement by SAP that they will halt development of Business ByDesign, Kenandy announces the Cloud Assistance Program, which provides cloud ERP service free for 90 days to SAP Business ByDesign customers. The customers must sign up by December 31, 2013 and have 100 or more users.

June 11, 2013

Kenandy Closes $33 Million in Series B Financing

Kenandy, Inc. today announces that it has closed $33 million in Series B financing. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with existing Series A investors–Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati–also participating.

May 20, 2013

Kenandy Chosen as OnDemand Top 100 Company

Kenandy announced today that it was chosen as one of the OnDemand Top 100 companies by AlwaysOn, the online business media network.


2012 Press Articles

May 2, 2012

Kenandy, Inc. Announces Cloud ERP for Product Companies

The first social end-to-end ERP built on for companies that design, manufacture and distribute products is unveiled at Cloudforce Chicago.


2011 Press Articles

September 1, 2011

Kenandy Delivers Social Manufacturing Application on, Bringing Social, Mobile and Open Cloud Computing Technologies to Global, Distributed Manufacturing

Kenandy announces Kenandy manufacturing application built for the cloud on,’s enterprise cloud computing platform.

August 29, 2011

Kenandy, Inc. Closes Series A led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Kenandy, Inc. announces the closing of a $10.5 million Series A round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati.